A person has been critically injured after a crash involving a car and a motorcycle in Hāwera in South Taranaki.
The police say the crash happened around 10.50am at the intersection of Princes Street and Glover Road in the town.
They say a helicopter was dispatched from New Plymouth, and the road is closed with diversions in place.
St John said it took two seriously injured patients to Waikato Hospital, following a two-car crash near Te Aroha in eastern Waikato.
The police say they were alerted to the crash on Stanley Road South just after 10am.
A helicopter was sent to the accident scene from Tauranga.